Broken Arrow Public Schools searching for new head football coach

Posted at 10:29 AM, Nov 30, 2020

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow Public Schools is searching for a new head coach after parting ways with David Alexander after seven years.

Alexander led the Tigers to a 60-23 record and to its first football state championship in the school’s history in 2018. In addition, Broken Arrow finished state runner-up in 2015 and won the district championship in 2015 and 2018 under his leadership.

“We appreciate and thank Coach Alexander for his dedication and time with the program,” said Broken Arrow Public Schools Associate Superintendent of Student Services Chuck Perry. “His legacy has been cemented in the fact that he came home to his high school alma mater and was the first coach to take the program to the top of the mountain. After much consideration though, we feel the timing is right and it is in the best interest of the district to move in a new direction.”

Before starting at BAPS Alexander was head coach of the Tulsa Talons arena league team and an assistant coach with the Jenks Trojans. Alexander played football at Broken Arrow and the University of Tulsa before a 10-year career in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.

“I am grateful for Coach Alexander’s hard work and commitment to this community,” said Broken Arrow Executive Director of Athletics Steve Dunn. “We will seek a candidate who will add to the winning tradition of Broken Arrow Tiger football and who will continue to guide a program that builds character in the lives of its players and assistant coaches.”

The search for a new head coach is underway.

Alexander will hold a news conference about the development on Tuesday.

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